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to have a flat tariff of 10% or 20% or 30% whatever it takes to get to a zero trade deficit that doesn't introduce a lot of corruption or a lot of dangers bad policymaking because it's a very simple policy. it's just determined by an arithmetical formula and there's no opportunity for anybody to play games. one of the good things about it if you have a flat tariff, is if you had a 30% tariff on imported goods that's not enough to relocate the production of t-shirts that united states because cost is too great. it's great to relocate things like silicon wafer fabrication so would tend to relocate back to the u.s. high value capital-intensive skill intensive industries which is of course what we want to do. those are the industries that are high-quality -- high-quality into she wants to have and those are the industries that don't want to lose. i point that out just to point out that if you do get serious about protectionism, protectionism has a logic to it which if you understand what that logic is, i think it would be possible for the u.s. to make a winner out of this. whether we shoul
there are people that argue having annual deficit that are almost as big as the federal budget when bill clinton was president is not really a problem. there are people argue having a public held debt be a majority of our economy is not really a problem. there are people who argue that the gross federal debt consuming our entire economy being bigger than our entire economy isn't a problem. and then you have the unfunded liability of the major entitlement program like social security and medicare which are larger by some measures than the world economy. but that's not a problem. and there are usually two arguments that people make to this effect. i try address them in "devouring freedom: can big government ever be stopped?." one is trust us, we're the government. we'll know what to do before the crisis comes. the other it's will a sucker born every minute. people will keep buying the treasury bonds, interest rates will never return to where they were before the financial crisis. the economy at some point will recampaign some semblance of normal growth and everything will be fine. there's no nothi
to find a bipartisan way to reduce the deficit. thus far, it hasn't worked. we've reduced the debt by doing a number of different things, some $2.5 trillion worth. we've cooperated in that regard. the deep cuts required though by the sequester have failed to bring the republicans to the negotiating table to find more savings or more revenue. even after both the house and senate passed budget resolutions, the house republican leadership has refused to go to conference to work out our differences. republicans have been telling us for a long time that they wanted regular order. and we come to regular order, they don't want regular order. republicans are afraid to even be seen considering a compromise with democrats. and i speak more strongly that the republicans here in the senate are doing their objection here on going to conference more to protect the house because that applies so much more to the house republicans than it does the republicans over here. the republicans over there are afraid to be even seen considering a compromise with us. because republicans have refused to negoti
, the last child in the woods about children's nature deficit disorder, as he calls it. this has happened slowly. it started with writers like jack london and william long that theodore roosevelt called major fakers. that put -- we go through how we began increasingly to get our views of nature digitally and on screens rather than hands-on a stewardship kind of things. and so we took ourselves out of the storage of business. we took our cells out of the prediction business. huge swaths of the white tailed year's historic range, which is that eastern one-third of the united states, it's off-limits to human predation, and there is all sorts of evidence not to suggest that the biggest predator of white tail deer since the end of the last ice age is not wolves and cougars but human beings. so -- and i had messages is wildlife do a study. two rules which we all think of much. you cannot discharge a firearm within 150 feet of a hard surface road in massachusetts or thin 500 feet of an occupied dwelling. massachusetts has a lot of rose and a lot of people. it is the fourth most dense -- per four
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